Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole is the primary airport on the Island of Hawaii. It serves transpacifc and interisland flights. KOA is located in West Hawaii at Keahole. The Big Island is known for its active volcanoes, orchids, golf courses and scenic coastline. We look forward to welcoming you to Kona!
February 3, 2021 – In an effort to continuously improve the health, safety and convenience for residents and visitors, Premier Medical Group is now offering the HealthID app, powered by PERSEUS. This app allows travelers to pre-register for the secondary rapid COVID testing at Kona International Airport. MORE>>
October 1, 2020 – Go to this link for State of Hawaii traveler FAQs.
August 28, 2020 – The State of Hawaii is announcing that the new online Safe Travels application will be mandatory for all travelers on Sept. 1. This new digital application, which collects the required health and travel information, is critical to protecting the health of our residents and visitors alike. Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The application can be found at https://travel.hawaii.gov. MORE>>
August 7, 2020 - Governor David Ige announced the partial reinstatement of the interisland quarantine, effective Aug. 11, 2020. The 14-day quarantine requirement will apply to any person traveling to the counties of Kauai, Hawaii, Maui and Kalawao as stated in the 11th supplementary emergency proclamation. The interisland quarantine continues through Aug. 31 unless it is terminated or extended by a separate proclamation. MORE>>
August 5, 2020 - The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is pleased to announce the thermal temperature screening equipment is now in use to help detect passengers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees and above. MORE>>
July 17, 2020 - Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th Emergency Proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. MORE>>
July 13, 2020 - Gov. David Ige today announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until Sept. 1, when the pre-travel testing program is scheduled to begin. MORE>>
June 25, 2020 - Beginning Aug. 1, 2020, all trans-Pacific travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will have the option to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawaii. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of the pre-travel test. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport. The Health Department is in the process of developing this program but anticipates requiring an FDA-approved PCR test from a CLIA certified laboratory. These plans are in development and the process and requirements are to be determined in the coming weeks. MORE>>
June 3, 2020 - Gov. David Ige announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for interisland travelers, effective June 16.
The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling interisland. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask for health-related information to assist the state in tracking and responding to new COVID-19 cases. MORE>>
May 18, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30. MORE>>
May 5, 2020 – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. Social distancing, travel quarantine requirements remain in place. MORE>
April 25, 2020 – Gov. David Ige signed a a sixth supplemental proclamation amending and restating prior proclamations and executive orders related to the COVID-19 emergency. The proclamation extends the stay-at-home order across the state including the 14-day quarantine for both visitors and residents entering the state and for inter-island travelers until end of May. MORE>
April 24, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has implemented improved measures to verify incoming passenger information before they leave the airport to help ensure people are abiding by the traveler quarantine order. The enhanced process is underway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and will begin statewide in the coming days. MORE>>
April 13, 2020 - Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport has temporarily closed off certain areas of the airport to public access. Please view the terminal and gate map closures here.
April 9, 2020 – The State of Hawaii has launched a web application to collect traveler information. Upon arrival, each traveler can now enter their information directly on the State’s web application at Safe Travels website.
All interisland travelers that do not have access to digitally submit their information must complete the manual Interisland Declaration Form.
All arriving International and Continental U.S. travelers shall continue to complete and submit the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Plants and Animal Declaration form.
All travelers shall also complete the 14-Day Order For Self Quarantine form.
For questions about exemptions, email [email protected]
March 31, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1. All who travel inter-island will be required to fill out and sign an Interisland Declaration Form. It will include: Name; residential address; contact telephone number; and destination information. They must also indicate the purpose of their travel. MORE>>
March 25, 2020 – Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, several operational changes will be made due to the 14-Day quarantine, social distancing, flight reductions, and traffic decline. Please be aware of these changes before visiting the airport. MORE>>
March 21, 2020 – Gov. David Y. Ige issued a second supplemental emergency proclamation ordering all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The mandate — the first such action in the nation — applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental U.S. and international destinations and extends to other private and commercial aircrafts. MORE>>
March 12, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is installing 250 hand sanitizing dispensers with more than 12,000 boxes of anti-bacterial solution that will be placed in high passenger volume areas throughout the airports statewide. MORE>>
January 13, 2020 – Applicants must possess one year of clerical work experience of a variety of clerical tasks, demonstrated knowledge of office practices, able to operate various kinds of office equipment, demonstrated ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, write and compare words and numbers accurately. Please send resume to [email protected].
Aug 20, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is happy to announce that phase two of the new thermal temperature screening equipment installation has been completed at Hawaii’s five airports that accept trans-Pacific flights. A total of 133 cameras statewide are operational and available to detect people with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees and above. The equipment is now installed at all gates and departure security checkpoints at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Kahului Airport (OGG), Lihue Airport (LIH), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) and Hilo International Airport (ITO). MORE>>
June 24, 2020 – Electric vehicles have been able to park at airports free of charge since 2012. Electric vehicle owners will be assessed the parking fee at the airports and any other lot or metered area that was previously free beginning 12 a.m. on July 1, 2020. MORE>>
May 22, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division advises travelers to get dropped off at the airport, in particular the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), over the summer travel season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, rather than paying for parking. MORE>>>
Jan. 24, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces that Transportation Network Companies (TNC) will be eligible to pick up customers at neighbor island airports beginning Feb. 1, 2019. Designated ride share pick up locations at Kahului Airport (OGG), Lihue Airport (LIH), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA), Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kapalua Airport (JHM) have been established by HDOT and are shown on the maps in the hyperlink for each airport. MORE>>
KONA — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the public that there will be fire training exercises at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) for the Hawaii District Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, and Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. MORE>>
KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division marked the start of construction on the Terminal Modernization Project Phase 1 at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The groundbreaking ceremony kicked off construction of an improved facility that will enhance the customer experience for those traveling to and from Kona. MORE>>
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